Zanzibar Beaches

The Rustic and Exotic Beaches of Zanzibar

Zanzibar archipelago is located approximately 25 miles off the African coast of Tanzania and offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, the long stretches of soft white coral sands meet the turquoise of the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar Beach
Zanzibar
On the northern most tip of Zanzibar is the village of Nungwi. Surrounded o­n three sides by gorgeous white sands and surf, this o­nce rustic boat building village is now a vacationing hotspot. The beaches at Nungwi will be perfect for you if you are looking for an exotic beach voyage that still has nightlife and entertainment.
Zanzibar’s east coast is lined with white ribbons of beach. Both Kiwengwa Beach and Matemwe Beach Village offer vacationers peaceful days of relaxation. The beaches o­n the east coast of Zanzibar are framed by a long barrier reef. The long sloping beaches coupled with the reef make for perfect snorkeling adventures, or take a guided paddle boat trip to the reef during low tide and experience the beauty from above the water.

Stone Town Beach
Michamvi Peninsula is located at the southeast of Zanzibar. Lined with palm trees and white sparkling beaches, this o­nce happening beach scene is now a low key beach retreat. Here, the lodging ranges from rustic, fire cooked meals to exclusive villas and luxurious amenities.

On the southwest corner of Zanzibar is the Fumba Peninsula. o­nly 30 minutes from the airport, this remote and relaxed destination features private coves with sandy beaches. Fumba Beach goers can watch dolphins or depart for the little coral island known as Chumbe Island. This location is perfect for the eco-friendly vacationer.